We LOVE new designers, don’t we, especially when there are so many patterns out there that look exactly the same! AddieK is a new designer with this amazing dress that is both unique and EASY! Now, I may be a little biased in easy since I have been sewing for some time now- but I really think this is a great pattern for beginners. No closures. No bindings. If you feel adventurous, then the curved pieces of the style I chose is a little intimidating, but it is not hard if you take your time. With assembling the pattern, cutting out and sewing, this project can be done in under 2 hours. And once you start making them, it gets faster and faster!
The dress pattern is the Rylee Dress. It is designed for knits, and is sizes 2-12 yrs. It features lots of options: long 7/8 sleeve or short sleeve, single fabric, color blocked front, or color blocked front and back, optional pockets. It is a fitted sleeve dolman style dress so that means it can be as little as 2 pattern pieces. Testing a pattern involves lots of reading, and even with that, this pattern took me about 90 minutes. That means it is the perfect nap time project, and you get a trendy and fashionable dress. The pattern features layers, which means you select the size/sizes you need (which is starting to be a regular feature thanks to Pattern Workshop.) Addie also created 5 video tutorials for the pattern, which is really great for beginners to help visualize the instructions better. The pattern was easy to read, and the instructions are very beginner friendly.
I was chosen to do the front color blocked version in the 7/8 sleeve and I loved it. I used a chevron fleece and a gray brushed knit. Even with a thicker fabric like that, it fit beautiful and made a gorgeous easy dress for the cooler weather, if it ever hits Southern California.
Overall, I am really impressed with the simplicity and ease of this pattern. It goes together beautifully and the instructions make you feel like a pro.
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Of course, since this is her first pattern you can purchase, you can get it on sale for $5 through Sunday! So hurry and go get your copy before it goes back to the regular price of $8.95
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